OneCommunity Speaker, Rev. David Billings
Thursday, March 9 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Temple Beth El of Huntington
660 Park Avenue
Rev. David Billings, Author of Deep Denial: The Persistence of White Supremacy in United States History and Life
Why is racism still with us and what can the Civil Rights Movement tell us about today? David Billings, author of Deep Denial: The Persistence of White Supremacy in United States History and Life, will discuss the historical legacy of racism and white supremacy that we see manifesting in these current political times through the rise of white nationalism, anti-immigrant policy, and tough on crime rhetoric. David Billings will also provide guidance on organizing through an anti-racist lens, based on his 40 years of experience doing this work (from Mississippi to New Orleans to New York). David Billings is an anti-racist trainer and organizer with The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond, based in New Orleans.
OneCommunity is an initiative started by Temple Beth El of Huntington. The goal of OneCommunity is to bring together people of different faiths, cultures, ethnicities, and orientations in a spirit of understanding. R.S.V.P. in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org with the names of all attendees. Admission is free; a suggested donation of $10.00 per person will help offset the costs of this historic event. Books will be available for purchase!